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May 16, 2016
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Strong ‘Signature Stories’ Can Shape More Than a Company’s Brand

Businesses can touch customers and clarify corporate values by creating a powerful narrative.

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April 29, 2016
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Arianna Huffington’s Next Disruption: Your Sleep Patterns

Why the founder of Huffington Post wants everyone to get more shut-eye.

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May 5, 2016
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An Economist’s Take on Why Parental Leave Matters

Business prospers with a paid family leave policy. Here’s why.

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Chris Patten | Natalie White
May 20, 2016
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Oxford Chancellor: The Humanities Are Being Starved

Chris Patten discusses the importance of liberal arts, disgraceful CEO pay, and the problem with identity politics.

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May 10, 2016
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Pedro Gardete: The Real Price of Cheap Talk

Do customers benefit from highly targeted online ads?

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May 3, 2016
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Alex Lofton: “There is a Chance You Will Fail”

Can a community model help first-time homebuyers?

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April 18, 2016
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Sick of Presidential Campaign Ads? Blame the Electoral College

Paradoxically, letting the people vote for president would cut advertising in half.

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April 21, 2016
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Finding the Next Billion-dollar Company

Want to spot a unicorn? Look for the horse running against the herd.

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November 18, 2013
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John Fenwick: "Look for Industries That Are Ripe for Disruption"

A cofounder of Skybox Imaging discusses satellites, data, and advice to the budding entrepreneur.
November 14, 2013
Bill Barnett on Strategy
In his blog on business strategy, a Stanford professor of business leadership, strategy, and organizations describes the problem of the "self-silenced fool."
November 14, 2013
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Charles Lee: How Well Do Chinese Reverse Mergers Perform?

New research suggests these companies performed better than their reputation suggested.
November 11, 2013
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Frederico Finan: How to Attract More Qualified Employees

A Stanford scholar presents the first experimental evidence that employers get what they pay for.
November 6, 2013
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A Stanford GSB Professor shares five tips for pursuing a meaningful life.
November 5, 2013
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Kristin Laurin: Can Belief in God Affect How We Act at the Office?

Researchers find that just reading about God can affect people's behavior on tasks, even the behavior of non-believers.
November 5, 2013
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Pedro Gardete: When Do Advertisers Tell the Truth?

A marketing professor explores what happens when the interests of an advertiser and a consumer aren’t such a perfect match.
October 30, 2013
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Sarah Soule: How Design Thinking Can Help Social Entrepreneurs

A Stanford scholar discusses a collaborative, human-centered approach to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.
October 29, 2013
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Anat Admati: The Bankers’ Addiction to Borrowing

A finance professor says big banks need tougher capital regulations — for our sake, and for theirs.
October 28, 2013
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Stanford GSB alumni entrepreneurs shed light on how they come up with their best ideas.